Cookies with fall flavors

Every fall, I challenge myself to try at least one new cookie recipe. This year, however, Pinterest’s overabundance of delicious-looking options inspired me to try two! The first is an Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal cookie. They celebrate that apple-y goodness you want in the fall. And with less than one cup of brown sugar, you can…

Fall home decor 2019

Big news: Greenwood Place East is now on YouTube! That’s right. In addition to photos of food, design, and travel, I’m going to begin to incorporate videos. And what better way to start than with a fall home decor tour! Since this is our first autumn in this house, most of our existing fall decor was…

Early fall decor sales

It’s finally August, meaning it’s less than one month until we fall enthusiasts get the green light to transform our living spaces! Not only did I not get to participate last fall because we were packing and moving, but I have a brand new space in which to play this year. I CANNOT WAIT TO…

Savory Pumpkin Soup

While pumpkin soup is something I typically reserve for autumn and Thanksgiving, I was craving it the other day. But this is not your grandma’s strangely sweet yet weirdly bland pumpkin soup. My recipe is different than most, as I omit all the traditional sweeter spices. No ginger, no cinnamon, no nutmeg. I’m after a…

Apple crisp cookie cups

It’s officially autumn, which means it’s baking season around here! ((squeal of delight)) I knew I wanted to make something with apples. Since my husband loves apple crisp and cookies, I figured I couldn’t go wrong with this Pinterest recipe. The base cookie is slightly different than the oatmeal cookies I’m accustomed to, but that’s not…

Fall is in the air

Autumn is slowly creeping up on Seattle, which means it’s slowly making its appearance throughout our house. Decorating for fall is one of my favorite pastimes, mostly because it means it’s only a few more months until Christmas!

Our Thanksgiving table

I absolutely love tablescapes! However, I’m not so good at all those formal dining rules. This fork here, this plate there. I’m just too impatient for that, and who wants to do extra dishes afterward? As a result, we’re pretty informal around here. Informal but pretty. White dishes, placemats: Pier 1 Imports Centerpiece parts, chargers:…

Pumpkin pie with mascarpone whipped cream

As I usually do, the filling of my first scratch-made pumpkin pie is the result of researching multiple highly-rated recipes online and coming up with my own final version. Mine doesn’t include cloves and substitutes a bit of brown sugar for the traditional white. My favorite part? Doing the leaf design on top! To make them, I…

Slow cooker applesauce

Applesauce is one of those recipes you don’t realize the ease of until you try it. And when you toss it all in the slow cooker, it gets even easier. The most time-consuming part is preparing the apples, but if you have one of these handy-dandy gadgets, even that part is easy! I think homemade…